Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Farmers

Resources for Farmers

MOFGA's Primary COVID-19 Resource Document for Farmers

The MOFGA Farmer Programs staff has compiled this clearinghouse of almost every topic and issue related to farming during the COVID-19 crisis, with links and information and resources about insurance, employees, farmers' markets, online marketing, loans and grants, etc. We update it several times daily – newest updates are highlighted in yellow. Resources that may be of particular interest to farmworkers are highlighted in green.


Maine Local Market Reports

Market reports compiled by MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust for the purpose of supporting farmer and buyer communication and creating clarity in a rapidly changing market.


 

Farmer Programs Newsletter for Sept. 4, 2020

Hi folks! Labor Day weekend is here, and so is the MOFGA Farmer Programs newsletter for Sept. 4, 2020! There's a lot here – please read through it all. And remember, all of this season's back issues are archived on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

Farmer Programs Newsletter for July 10, 2020

Hi folks, Welcome to summer, in full swing! Our MOFGA Farmer Programs newsletter will be issued less frequently from now through the growing season, most likely as a monthly publication or as need arises. If you would like to revisit past newsletters, the back issues are archived on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Mothers Who Farm

Farmer to Farmer in the Field

July 21, 2020 – Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. Join us for an open discussion on farming with children during the pandemic. We will briefly talk about childcare, safety, and everything from making dinner to staying sane. We will gather to support each other and share ideas. REGISTRATION

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for June 26, 2020

Hi folks, this is the MOFGA Farmer Programs newsletter for June 26, 2020. We are now issuing our newsletter every two weeks. If you happened to miss a past issue this spring or want to look up an item, the back issues are archived on the MOFGA website HERE. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for June 12, 2020

Here is our newsletter for June 12, 2020. We are now issuing our Farmer Programs newsletter every two weeks, into the future. If you missed one or want to look up an item, the back issues are archived on this page. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for June 1, 2020

Welcome to the Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week of June 1. The summer season is upon us! I hope all is well on your farms and that you can continue to look through our weekly Farmer Programs Newsletter. If you missed one or want to look up an item, the back issues of this newsletter are archived on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 26, 2020

Welcome to the Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week of May 26 (delayed a day due to Memorial Day). We are still sending these out weekly, so give it a quick look to keep updated with info and resources for your organic farm. Back issues of this newsletter are archived on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 18, 2020

This is the Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 18, 2020, sent weekly (for now) with updates, links and info relevant to MOFGA organic farms – so give it at least a quick look! We try not to repeat too much from week to week, as back issues are archived and readily available on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer to Farmer in the Field: Dealing with Stress

May 12, 2020 – Online webinar. The stresses we experience now are new and many. This one-hour Zoom presentation features farmers talking about current stresses and effective coping strategies. Staff from MOFGA are joined by Karen Groat, farm coach and executive director of Family & Community Mediation; Leslie Forstadt, farm coach, human development specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension and director of the Maine Agricultural Mediation Program; and Polly Shyka, farm coach and co-owner/operator of Villageside Farm in Freedom. View the webinar recording on MOFGA's YouTube Channel: Part 1; Part 2.

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